Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 3/15/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames
Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
TV: Sportsnet One
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-107) Flames (-103)
Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames (13-12-3) host the Edmonton Oilers (18-12-0) at Scotiabank Saddledome on Monday. The Flames open this game at -103 while the Oilers are priced at -107. The over/under opens at 6.5.
The Oilers were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 2-1 defeat against the Canucks their last time on the ice. The Oilers didn't have a great showing offensively in the defeat. In the matchup, they tallied a score on 1 out of the 35 shots they attempted. They also had 4 power play attempts and were able to notch 1 goal. Edmonton accrued 8 minutes in the box in this contest. The Corsi for the Oilers was 54 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 45 which means they had a Corsi rate of 54.5%. Their Fenwick was 33 and the Fenwick against finished at 31, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 51.6%. They tallied 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 28 attempts to take control of the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 53.3% and their PDO was 95.2 in this one.
Edmonton Oilers opponents have amassed 90 power play tries (9th in pro hockey) and have come away with 22 goals in those chances. The Oilers have had 938 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .907. Edmonton has taken 945 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.6%. While playing at even strength, the Oilers have conceded 65 goals while scoring 73 of their own. Edmonton has accumulated 102 power play opportunities and they have added 27 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 26.47%. For the current campaign, they have earned 36 points and their points percentage sits at .600. With regard to their scoring, the Edmonton Oilers have accumulated 100 goals (1st in hockey) over the course of the season and have allowed 87.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Mikko Koskinen. Over the course of his career, Koskinen has 52 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .495. His save percentage is .908 during his 6,320 mins guarding the cage. Koskinen has seen 3,387 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 3,075 saves. Opponents have been able to score 312 goals versus Koskinen in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.96. He has accumulated an overall record of 53-45-9 and he started in 105 games. Koskinen has taken the ice for 115 matchups during his pro hockey career.
In their last contest, Calgary played the Canadiens in an outing where the Flames notched a win by a mark of 3-1. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this game and converted 1 out of those opportunities. The Flames scored 3 goals of the 36 shots on goal they tried. They had a PDO at even strength of 102 and their oZS percentage was 49.8%. Calgary earned a 57.3% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Calgary played and you can say they had a mediocre outing. They had a Fenwick percentage of 54.5% by earning a Fenwick of 42 and the Canadiens having notched a 35 Fenwick.
Calgary has put up 838 shots (12th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.95%, while allowing their opponents 845 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 80.65% on their opponents 93 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.4%. They have earned 101 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 20.79%. The Flames have accumulated 54 goals at even strength and 21 goals (7th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 81 goals to be scored by of a combination of 63 goals at even strength and 18 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the Calgary Flames have notched a total of 75 goals, 29 points, and a points percentage of .518.
For the opposition you are going to see Jacob Markstrom in goal. His opponents are averaging 2.80 goals per game and he has surrendered 769 goals altogether. Markstrom's quality start rate comes out to 52.0% and he has made 143 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has started in 275 games and has been on the ice for 16,509 minutes. Markstrom has earned a career mark of 120-125-34 and has been in net for 291 games. He has accounted for 7,837 saves out of the 8,606 shots taken against him, which gives him a percentage of .911.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary (-103)
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